Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Breaking News Tues. Jan. 25, 2011

Financial News
Reuters: Alarming array of risks faces leaders in Davos
World leaders and top executives have plenty of crises to discuss this year.
DailyBail: Simon Johnson: "The age of America is over;
Chinese Yuan will be the world's reserve currency within 2 decades"
RawStory: Texas governor railed against ‘bailouts’ on same day he requested one
USAToday: Who Are America's Jobless?
By the numbers: Long waits, harsh impact of being jobless
USA TODAY and Gallup interviewed Americans who are unemployed — those who aren't working and either are looking for a job or plan to look — and those who are underemployed. The underemployed are those working part time who want to work full time. People who don't have a job and don't plan to look for one aren't included in this survey.
MyBudget360: The downsizing of America – Oil production off 1980s peak and manufactures learn creative methods of repackaging inflation. 
ZeroHedge: JP Morgan Sold Investors MBS Covered By "SACK OF SHIT" Loans: A Goldman-AIG Redux
WSJ: Churches Find End Is Nigh
The Number of Religious Facilities Unable to Pay Their Mortgage Is Surging
BusinessInsider: One Day After Securing A Huge Deal With China, Boeing Lays Off 1000 American Workers
Reuters: Food, fuel prices unlikely to shake Fed from path
WSJ: IMF: Instability Threatens Recovery
msnbc: Home prices fall for a fifth straight month
Double-dip could be confirmed by spring, S&P/Case-Shiller index shows
ZeroHedge: Holy SHIBOR Batman, We Have A Snow Problem
BusinessInsider: CHART OF THE DAY: The Housing Double Dip Is Accelerating
BusinessInsider: Why JPMorgan Is Bullish On The Worst Housing Market In America

Peak oil and Energy News

RenewableEnergyWorld: The Peak Oil Catastrophe-in-waiting
TheOilDrum: Tradable Energy Quotas: A policy framework for peak oil and climate change
RawStory: Even oil-rich Saudi Arabia looks to alternative energy
PlanetGreen: Oil: Just Like Winning the Lottery? (Video) See What It's Like to Live with Oil

Environmental News
NatGeo: Yellowstone Has Bulged as Magma Pocket Swells
msnbc: Did Scientists Use Secret Tesla Tech to Make Rain in the Desert?
Telegraph: Zambia: The fantastical flight of Africa's giant fruit bats.
In a continent famed for the mass migration of wildebeest, Sara Evans discovers an even bigger, but little-known, wildlife spectacle.
ClimateProgress: Chevron, under pressure for destruction Of Amazon, was top oil lobbyist last quarter
WBIRNews: Residents react to teens killing elk
PBS: Conversation: Filmmaker Lucy Walker Documents an Artist's 'Waste Land'
ProPublica: Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated
PlanetGreen: China Bans Animal Circuses; How About the Rest of the World?
A huge step for animals in China. How about animals in circuses and zoos in other countries?
TreeHugger: War Reduces Mankind's Carbon Footprint: New Study
PlanetGreen: Endangered Whooping Cranes Make Multi-State Journey Before They're Shot and Killed There's a reward for busting those responsible

Food and Water
NYDailyNews: Taco Bell is using false advertising when it calls its food 'beef,' according to lawsuit
PublicServiceUK: Food shortage ''needs agricultural revolution''
ModernSurvivalOnline: Steps to Preparedness #1: Food Storage

War and Conflict
CNN:Protesters attempt to Storm Parliment (amateur video) next, Lebanon's 'day of rage' Turns Violent
CNN: Will leaks end Mideast peace process?
ZeroHedge: Rioting Breaks Out In Egypt
Guardian: Palestinians condemn US plan to settle refugees in South America
GlobalPost: Cairo protesters break through police barriers
In Cairo, protesters inspired by events in Tunisia and calling for economic and political reforms in Egypt broke through police barriers.
USAToday: Police battle thousands in rare Cairo protest march
Guardian: The story behind the Palestine papers
How 1,600 confidential Palestinian records of negotiations with Israel from 1999 to 2010 came to be leaked to al-Jazeera

Police State, Big Brother, Surveillance and Terrorism

BlackListedNews: Cop Punches 53 Yr-Old-Woman In The Face Repeatedly, Gets Paid Vacation!
Reuters: Jesse "The Body" Ventura objects to airport body scans 

(Thank you Jesse! I wish you well and hope you are successful.)
In a lawsuit filed this week against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, the former Minnesota governor claims that airport full-body scans and pat-downs violate his Constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
RawStory: Obama may get power to shut down Internet without court oversight
BlackListedNews: Renewed Push to Give Obama an Internet "Kill Switch"
MailOnline: Chicago artist's protest backfires as he faces 15 years in jail... because he recorded his own arrest on video
abcNews: TSA 'Not Capable' of Detecting Moscow-Like Attack, Critics Say
Hundreds of Millions Wasted On Program to Spot Airport Terrorists, Says Leading GOP Congressman
Telegraph: Mexico to become first country to use iris scans on ID cards
Mexico will on Monday become the first country to start using iris scans for identity cards, according to the government.
TPMMuckraker: Patriot Act's Wiretapping, FISA Provisions Quietly Come Up For Renewal
TPMMuckraker: Air Force's New 'All-Seeing' Drone Has Trouble ... Seeing

Science and Technology
GizMag: Researchers attempting to clone a mammoth by 2017
Wired: This Day In Tech: Jan. 25, 1921: Robots First Czech In
NewScientist: Acrobatic flying robots steal the show (video)

Medical and Health

GizMag: Sushi freezing techique could allow cryopreservation of internal organs
NewScientist: Special report: Living in denial

RawStory: US can’t link Julian Assange to Bradley Manning: report
CNN: Military investigating treatment of WikiLeaks suspect 

Other News
Wired: Parents Sue Expert Witness Who Made Fake Child-Porn of Their Kids
RawStory: Bachmann: Founding fathers ‘worked tirelessly’ to end slavery

The Forums

TinfoilPalace: So. Has Anyone Heard About the USGS Censoring Earthquakes? Well.....
TinfoilPalace: Morgellons Disease - GMOs bring a new horror (Opinion)
TheOilAge: To Raise or Not to Raise the Debt Ceiling?
TheOilAge: 2nd farm in Japan H5N1 military moves in
Hubberts-Arms: Ventura Sues the TSA, Claims Searches Violate Rights

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